The Neighborhood Roundtable
Friday, April 20th, 11am to 2pm
Macalister Hall, Rm. 2019-2020 (33rd & Chestnut St.), Drexel University
Working in partnership with a range of West Philadelphia community organizations, Drexel University recently initiated a set of community revitalization strategies along historic Lancaster Avenue. On April 20th (11am – 2pm), Drexel’s Center for Mobilities Research and Policy is sponsoring a community conversation about the role artists might play in these Powelton, Mantua and Belmont neighborhood enrichment efforts. Can artists be catalysts for change? How and under what conditions? What does ideal collaboration between artists, institutions and the Lancaster community look like?
Co-hosted by Mimi Sheller (Director, mCenter: The Center for Mobilities Research and Policy) and Hana Iverson (Director, the Neighborhood Narratives Project) with support from the Center for Creative Research at NYU, The Neighborhood Roundtable will provide an opportunity for neighborhood and community representatives to engage in creative conversation about these issues with renowned artist/activists, Drexel students and faculty.
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Mimi Sheller (Professor of Sociology; Director, mCenter@Drexel)
Hana Iverson (Drexel faculty; Director, Neighborhood Narratives; CCR Fellow)
Lucy Kerman (Vice Provost for Community and Education)
Liz Lerman (Artist, Founding Artistic Director Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, CCR Founding Fellow)
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Artist, Founder and Artistic Director Urban Bushwomen, CCR Founding Fellow)
Mark Christman (Representative from University City District: 38th Street/South)
George Stevens (President of the Lancaster 21st Century Business Organization)
James Wright (Representative Peoples’ Emergency Center: 38th Street/North)
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